On the 2nd of May 2017, Suzy and I met the police chief in Valldemossa. After many condolences (“lo siento, lo siento”) and an explanation of what happened, he guided us and a grua (tow truck) to the place where Patrick died. Afterwards we returned to Valldemossa for a short break. We made this recording […]
Suzy sent me the program for tomorrow’s memorial concert in honor of Carl Mansker. I’m posting it here, hoping that some of you will be able to attend. (Click on the images for larger versions of it.) Carl was an interesting fellow and a close friend of Patrick and Stephanie. He and Antoinette were gracious […]
I received this e-mail from Waltraud Mucher about an upcoming memorial concert for Carl Mansker, a close friend of Patrick’s. Several friends of Carl and Patrick and Stephanie will be performing this concert in the Deia church. The Google Translate button is available if you need it. Este Junio ha fallecido en Múnich un mallorquín […]
Here’s a Mallorquin newspaper article (as an image) about a recent concert at the Deia International Music Festival featuring music by Carl Mansker and performed by Suzy Bradbury, both of whom were close friends of Patrick and Stephanie. Bruno Lucas played the oboe. I’m sorry I don’t have a translation available for you. Click on […]
Here’s a Youtube video featuring Stephanie’s and Patrick’s good friends Suzy Bradbury and Misha Rachlevsky in a concert performance in Scotland. It’s a lovely, dynamic piece, about eight and half minutes long. You may recall that Misha conducted Patrick’s memorial concert in September 2017. Misha’s description: “This performance of Turina’s Rapsodia Sinfonica for piano and […]
Tonight I learned that Carl Mansker has passed away. Carl was a close friend of Patrick’s. They shared many meals and much music together. Carl’s wife Antoinette was just as delightful–a wonderful person. My heart goes out to her. Each time Carl and Antoinette and I were able to connect, it was a pleasure, just […]
Here are some old photos by Cassandra from concerts in the early 1980s or perhaps even late 1970s. In most cases clicking on an image will show an enlarged version of it. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
Ivonne sent me these photos of a book by Oona Lind Napier and Jackie Waldren. As you can see, Patrick and Stephanie are featured as is their good friend Suzy Bradbury. Ivonne
I received these pictures of Patrick from Suzy a few days ago, taken at Patrick’s house in Deia with Nardele. JPI’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.
There, wadded up in the pocket of Patrick’s bathrobe, hanging in Ivonne’s closet, in the Old Town, on the island he so loved, were his suspenders. Memories surfaced: His dapper look, bearing his age with dignity and class. New memories emerged: Packing the boxes, sorting out the things people wanted, the things to donate; sending […]
Tanya Ury in Köln, Germany, wrote how “time spent with Patrick was always significant and potent. He was a most special person, not only in the things he achieved in life with music, but also in the way he lived so totally in the moment, so spiritual.”
I always say these letters are short summaries, yet they are never short, nor do they sufficiently summarize. Still, I shall try again. Yesterday (Friday the 28th) was a full day. Carol deposited me at Patrick’s apartment just as the clock rolled over to this milestone on the calendar, but I didn’t get to sleep […]
Here’s a letter to a sister, dated 11 Feb 2015. He mentions Bob Dreicer, who died a couple of days earlier, Suzy, Frank, and of course Stephanie. There are several poetic lines, including “We use to scoop all that scenery up together. “ Thanks for the fotos. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too. Any news […]